Crowdfunding campaign nears its goal for the Avalanche Destination Trails
$50,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC and MSHDA’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative
The Avalanche Preserve in Boyne City will see 10 miles of new, world class trails if it reaches its goal of $50,000.
Currently, the campaign is near the $30,000 milestone with a little more than 3 weeks left in the all-or-nothing campaign.
Over 110 businesses and people have pledged their support to the Top of Michigan Mountain Bike Association (TOMMBA).
To help make this a reality, the new 7 Monks Taproom in Boyne City is hosting a fundraiser on Monday evening, July 18th.
Starting at 5 PM, for every beer sold, $1 will be donated to the trail system.
Working with the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), TOMMBA believes it will reach its goal, which will be matched dollar for dollar by the State, providing $100,000 of funding for these new trails.
“We’re looking forward to seeing many miles of high-quality trails for mountain bikers, trail runners, hikers, snowshoers and others in a park so close to downtown Boyne City,” said TOMMBA President Scott Beal.
If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 by July 23, the project will win a matching grant with funds made possible by MSHDA and MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places program.
For project details and to donate, please visit: www.Patronicity.com/AvalancheTrails
TOMMBA engaged professional trail builders, Dirt Artisans, to lead the design and construction of what will be a destination trail system.
The new trail will be constructed using current best practices for sustainable trail development providing many years of use with little requirement for ongoing maintenance.
Dirt Artisan’s design is laid out to take into account other users of Avalanche (such as disc golfers and people who enjoy the existing walking trail) and keeps overlap to a minimum.
For full trail plans and design notes please visit: www.tommba.org.